Dear Cell Scientists,
Last week, we learned how to prepare wet mounts of onion (plant) cells, cheek (animal) cells and pond weed (Elodea) cells.
If you want to review how to prepare the above slides, click on these links:
Preparing Plant and Animal Cell Slides
How to Prepare and View Elodea Wet Mount Slides
This week, you went through a practical assessment on preparing wet mounts and focusing on the cells using the low power and high power objectives of the microscope. Ms. O’Regan and I noticed that some of you might need to get your eyes checked, because what was clear to you was blurry to us. After you get your eyes checked, we can do this practical assessment again.
You also made diagrams of the different cells that you viewed under the microscope. You will be given up to Thursday of next week to complete and make your diagrams look good. You also have up to Thursday next week to complete all the work you had to complete in the Science lab (this means that the Science labs and equipment will only be available until Thursday next week for tutorials). Please schedule a time to complete all assignments during tutorials during this given time frame.
We completed the Cells Information Gap activity and Reflection sheet, and made corrections to it. After this, we have a Socrative Quiz on the Information Gap. To access the quiz, you need to:
* go to socrative.com
a) Choose Student Login
b) Teacher Room Code: 30d6f242
c) Take until you get perfect.
d) Ignore “Waiting for Teacher” part
When the Socrative Quiz is completed, we will start our Cell Model Diagram. The details of this will be discussed in the class.
Here is another video that you might want to watch: Bill Nye Cells
Please remember to check your Google Calendar for assignments.
And here’s a great video that might just help you improve your study habits.
The 9 Best Scientific Study Tips
Happy short week!